Common Tern

Sterna hirundo
Laridae

Adult in breeding plumage
Long wings row through the air
Searching for fish over North Cove
Expert in plunge-fishing
Male uses fish in courting female
Aerial courtship dance
Pair chooses nest site together
Parent very defensive of nest site
Clutch usually 1 to 3 eggs; 6 eggs here from two nests
Precocial chicks fledge in 25 days
Voracious chicks also fed squid, crustaceans, large flying insects
Adult-sized fledgling still being fed
Fledgling strengthened for migration to southern South America
Juveniles may be fed during migration
Parents may feed young on wintering ground

Species account to come.

For more information:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Tern                                                       

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/common-tern